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  • That Night's Wife

    That Night's Wife

    ★★★½

    Silent Ozu with his more restrained style just starting to emerge. At first it didn't feel like Ozu at all with the virtuoso shots with lots of camera movement, a gun, and a robbery all staged impressively. But then it shifts into a room and it very much becomes recognizably Ozu as characters deals with moral dilemmas over the course of one night.

  • Cailleach

    Cailleach

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful short profile of a woman who lived her whole life in a house beside a lake in Scotland accompanied by sheep. Lovely moments as she goes through her daily routine, feeds her sheep, and looks through photo albums and reminisces.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Really great to go into the film knowing as little as possible. Starting out funny and warm as a quirky comedy but then slowly changing into something much darker. It's filled with great comedic moments and some elaborate set pieces with all of the parts working together in a great way by the time it all emerges as a complex and unpredictable look at family, class, and work.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    It Follows take a similar approach to David Robert Mitchell's earlier The Myth of the American Sleepover in creating a film that is generally set in the 80s without ever explicitly stating it and reworking teen drama. With It Follows it is almost like Kubrick directed a teen horror film in the 80s. There are visual echoes of The Shining and the score is a full 80s synth feeling. Overall this forms a neat dissonance with the distinctly controlled framing…